Commercial Steam Pressure at Home
Wow - what a great time to be a home barista if you enjoy steaming milk. Until recently the typical typical steam pressure for Italian coffee machines was around 1.2 Bar and to get full commercial steam pressure of around 2 Bar you needed to spend over $5k. This all changed with the introduction of the latest Profitec Pro 700 and ECM Synchronika. These coffee machines have true commercial steam pressure at 2 Bar.
So does anyone really need 2 bar at home? …No way …but Is it nice to have 2 bar at home? …definitely!
2 Bar is monstrous steam pressure for home steaming so I highly recommend the Profitec Pro 700 with its valves which allow you to reduce steam pressure for smaller milk jugs, and adjust steam pressure on-the-run. For tips on steaming with 2 Bar of steam pressure please take a look at my Milk Workflow